Tony Romano

Tony Romano is the author of the novel, Where My Body Ends and the World Begins (Allium Press), When the World Was Young (HarperCollins), and the story collection, If You Eat, You Never Die (HarperCollins). He is also the coauthor of Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice and coauthor or the text, Psychology and You.

He was recently named Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association for Teachers of English (IATE) and was honored with a Norman Mailer award. One of his story collections was a finalist in AWP’s annual contest. He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project award. Both stories were produced on National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing series and syndicated to newspapers nationwide.

He lives near Chicago and writes about books, music, work, and family on his blog at tonyromanoauthor.com.

Book Reviews by Tony Romano

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“This just may be the perfect book for our times, when acknowledgement of common ground and empathy are sorely needed.”

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As we approach adulthood, we convince ourselves that the mental scripts that have defined us for nearly our entire lives can be discarded. Or altered. Or at least minimized.

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Suffering from vague cognitive deficits after his car plunges into Lake Superior, Virgil Wander must navigate the world anew.

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NARRATOR, QUIRKY

One who examines his tattered life by bringing together seemingly disparate elements from his past, both real and imagined. See REALITY.

REALITY

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Does the world need another book about The Beatles?

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You were drawn to this review because of the bold title, right?

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“tender and heartbreaking, whimsical and moving—all finely crafted.”

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“Tense and dramatic . . . amusing and uplifting. This is a superb, timeless book.”

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Why do some people see a dress as white and gold, while others insist the same dress is blue and black? You remember The Dress, right?